The Epiphone Viola Bass Guitar is powered by a pair of NYT/NYR pickups that are located at the neck and bridge. The NYT/NYR pickups are able to achieve bright and clear tones with excellent focus for a vintage performance. The pickups accentuate and enhance the bass' natural projection, making it an ideal choice for performing bassists. The controls on-board the Viola Bass include a Volume knob for each pickup and a Master Tone. The controls are finished in classy gold, and they are sat on a labelled Pearloid plate to add to the retro appearance.
With a maple body, the Viola Bass delivers plenty of bright and tight tonal characteristics. Maple as a body tonewood provides excellent levels of sustain, and it also holds a strong, upper midrange with good bite. Overall, the maple body infuses the Viola's sound with punchy highs, and exceptional amounts of clarity.
The Viola Bass provides smooth, fast play and the maple neck produces a tight and warm tone as well as snappy attack with sizzling highs. The neck is paired with a Pau Ferro fingerboard that helps to keep the tone mellow and offers some sparkle to the highs whilst thickening up the lows.
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